Los Alamos Fire risks Plutonium Waste Stores

The city of Los AlamosinNew Méxicohas a population of eleven thousand people and 30,000 55 gallon drums of contaminated plutonium waste. The drums are not stored where people live but close by in the open air in the grounds of the Los Alamos National Laboratory which was famous for developing the atomic bomb. People and plutonium do not live comfortably together and when nature intervenes the discomfort turns into danger. Continue reading

Thorium energy – a project worth undertaking

Is thorium the missing piece of the energy jigsaw? Thorium is an element that is more abundant than uranium and can be used in nuclear reactors more safely than uranium. The advantages of relatively carbon free electricity generation by uranium are well understood, and so are the disadvantages. Continue reading